My Votes – Week of September 4th

Sep 07, 2018
Votes

RULE BILLS
**A rule bill is a bill passed through a full House vote under a rule that has been voted and agreed upon by the Rules Committee. Rule bills require a simple majority of the House to pass (218 votes) through a recorded vote.

Result and Date Bill #           Bill Title My Vote What it means for you and your family
9/7/2018
PASSED247 – 152
H.R. 6691   Community Security and Safety Act of 2018 Yes This bill will ensure inherently dangerous crimes – such as sexual assault and attempted kidnapping – are included in the definition of crime of violence.  The bill reinstates the ability of law enforcement to protect American citizens by putting those who commit serious crimes behind bars, while also ensuring that our criminal laws clearly lay out what types of conduct are subject to higher penalties and could result in additional time in prison.  This bill will close loopholes, and as a result enhance the security of our communities.

 

9/6/2018
PASSED260 – 146
H.R. 4606

 

Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act Yes This bill expedites the approval process for applications to import and export small quantities of natural gas that qualify for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). As a result, this would help create more open, transparent, and competitive markets for natural gas, encouraging more production in the U.S., creating thousands of jobs, and spurring further economic development. Additionally, encouraging the use of clean-burning natural gas around the world also helps to reduce GHG emissions and improve the environment.

 

9/5/2018
PASSED406 – 4
H.R. 1635 Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act Yes This bill will promote greater financial literacy among students by bolstering loan counseling requirements, including requiring yearly financial counseling for students obtaining federal loans. This bill will ensure borrowers who participate in federal loan programs receive interactive counseling each year that reflects their individual borrowing situation and provide awareness of their financial obligations.

 

SUSPENSION BILLS

**A suspension bill is a bill passed by the House through suspending the rules to move quickly, circumventing the House Rules Committee. Suspension bills are typically less controversial pieces of legislation, and as the rules are being suspended, they require a higher threshold, two-thirds of those voting in the House, to pass. Additionally, these bills are often passed by a voice vote, without a formal roll call vote.

Result and Date Bill #           Bill Title My Vote  
9/4/2018
PASSED272 – 119
H.R. 6439 Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act of 2018 Yes  
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6459 TSA OPEN for Business Act   Passed by voice
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6430 Securing the Homeland Security Supply Chain Act of 2018   Passed by voice
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6443 Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act   Passed by voice
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5869 Maritime Border Security Review Act   Passed by voice
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6374 FIT Act   Passed by voice
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6447 Department of Homeland Security Chief Data Officer Authorization Act   Passed by voice
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6265 PreCheck is PreCheck Act of 2018   Passed by voice
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6461 TSA National Deployment Force Act   Passed by voice
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6438 DHS Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator Act   Passed by voice
9/4/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6400 United States Ports of Entry Threat and Operational Review Act   Passed by voice
9/5/2018
PASSED
H.R. 4969 Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2019   Passed by voice
9/5/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5576 Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018   Passed by voice
9/5/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5274 Global Electoral Exchange Act   Passed by voice

 

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